Reviews

Author: 
Samira K. Mehta
Reviewer: 
Keren R. McGinity

McGinity on Mehta, 'Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States'

Samira K. Mehta. Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 274 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3635-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3636-8.

Author: 
Seth L. Sanders
Reviewer: 
Uri Gabbay

Gabbay on Sanders, 'From Adapa to Enoch: Scribal Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon'

Seth L. Sanders. From Adapa to Enoch: Scribal Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism Series. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. xiv + 280 pp. $194.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-16-154456-9.

Reviewed by Uri Gabbay (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jeremy Cohen
Reviewer: 
Sarah Ifft Decker

Ifft Decker on Cohen, 'A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter'

Jeremy Cohen. A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 256 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4858-6.

Reviewed by Sarah Ifft Decker (Indiana University Bloomington) Published on H-Judaic (March, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
David G. Dalin
Reviewer: 
Edward Shapiro

Shapiro on Dalin, 'Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan'

David G. Dalin. Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-238-0.

Reviewed by Edward Shapiro Published on H-Judaic (March, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Jonathan Sciarcon
Reviewer: 
Ilan Fuchs

Fuchs on Sciarcon, 'Educational Oases in the Desert: The Alliance Israélite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915'

Jonathan Sciarcon. Educational Oases in the Desert: The Alliance Israélite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915. Albany: State Univ of New York Press (SUNY), 2017. 196 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6585-2.

Reviewed by Ilan Fuchs (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Rhiannon Graybill
Reviewer: 
Marvin A. Sweeney

Sweeney on Graybill, 'Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets'

Rhiannon Graybill. Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 200 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-022736-4.

Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney (Claremont School of Theology) Published on H-Judaic (February, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Eddy Portnoy
Reviewer: 
Jessica Kirzane

Kirzane on Portnoy, 'Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press'

Eddy Portnoy. Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0411-7.

Reviewed by Jessica Kirzane (University of Kansas) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Sarah Imhoff
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Caplan

Caplan on Imhoff, 'Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism'

Sarah Imhoff. Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. vii + 300 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02621-7.

Reviewed by Jennifer Caplan (Towson University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2018) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Naomi Seidman
Reviewer: 
Naomi Taub

Taub on Seidman, 'The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature'

Naomi Seidman. The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9843-3; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9967-6.

Reviewed by Naomi Taub (University of Illinois) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jeffrey Herf
Reviewer: 
Philipp Lenhard

Lenhard on Herf, 'Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989'

Jeffrey Herf. Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 493 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-46162-8; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-08986-0.

Reviewed by Philipp Lenhard (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jeffrey A. Summit
Reviewer: 
Peter Knobel

Knobel on Summit, 'Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism'

Jeffrey A. Summit. Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism. American Musicspheres Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 306 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-984408-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-049708-8.

Reviewed by Peter Knobel (Spertus) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jonathan Kaplan
Reviewer: 
Daniel Rosenberg

Rosenberg on Kaplan, 'My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs'

Jonathan Kaplan. My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xiv + 225 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935933-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Rosenberg (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50813

Author: 
Lisa Moses Leff
Reviewer: 
Geraldine Gudefin

Gudefin on Leff, 'The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust'

Lisa Moses Leff. The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 304 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-938095-4.

Reviewed by Geraldine Gudefin (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50835

Author: 
William H. Epstein, R. Barton Palmer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anna Manchin

Manchin on Epstein and Palmer, 'Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity'

William H. Epstein, R. Barton Palmer, eds. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity. Horizons of Cinema Series. New York: State University of New York Press, 2016. vii + 344 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6079-6.

Reviewed by Anna Manchin (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Adam Afterman
Reviewer: 
Joel Hecker

Hecker on Afterman, '“And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On​ The ​L​anguage of Mystical Union in Judaism​'

Adam Afterman. “And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On​ The ​L​anguage of Mystical Union in Judaism​. Supplements to The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Series. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. Illustrations. x + 279 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-32872-3.

Reviewed by Joel Hecker (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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